Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
How to match this season’s best cookbooks with the special friends and family on your gift list? Our holiday cookbook guide offers the most mouthwatering books from the Bay Area’s favorite food and wine writers. Includes recipes for Parmesan Fricos and Warm Mocha Tart.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Whether you’re roasting your turkey, brining it or ditching the bird altogether, join KQED’s Forum as they share recipes and ask cooking experts for their best techniques and tricks on how to spice up entrees, side dishes and desserts for the holiday season. Also, Forum shares a few recipes for “Thanksgivukkah,” since Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap this year.
“Spinning Plates” Documentary Comes to the Bay Area – A Film about Restaurants, Food, Family and Legacy
Why do we go out to eat? Why do people start restaurants–an admittedly grueling effort? A new documentary called Spinning Plates explores themes of food, family and legacy, and there’s appearances from Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, as well as looks behind the scenes for Gabby’s in Arizona and Breitbach’s in Iowa. Mary Ladd interviews director Joseph Levy about his new film.
The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Department at City College is a training ground for some of the Bay Area’s top line cooks, pastry chefs and food service workers. Alumni Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market, Jeff Hanak of Nopa and Nopalito, and Martino DiGrande of Palio D’Asti talk with us about what would happen to the Bay Area culinary scene if City College were to close.
Famous for his quest to fill three daily tasting menus with innovative dishes, Trotter helped bring a new dimension to fine dining in Chicago and beyond when he opened his restaurant in 1987.
In their new book, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, the two cowgirls share their story, their knowledge of cheese, and some of their favorite recipes. CUESA talked with Sue Conley about the book and how an old barn in Point Reyes helped spur a burgeoning artisan cheese movement. Get the recipe for Winter Salad Greens with Persimmon Vinaigrette and Mt Tam.
The Food Network was intended for cooks, but it wasn’t run by them. In a new tell-all book, Allen Salkin takes an unsparing look at the channel’s progression from struggling cable startup to global powerhouse, and the people who rose and fell along the way.
Hazan, who died Sunday at age 89, helped revolutionize how Americans cooked and appreciated Italian food. Ironically, Hazan — a biologist by training — had little interest in cooking until she met her husband, who became an indispensable partner in crafting her cookbooks.
State Bird Provisions, one of San Francisco’s most popular and lauded restaurants, is closed for construction and expansion plans. Chef Stuart Brioza reveals what he is working on and thinking about during this phase.
Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller, the husband-and-wife team behind Napa and S.F.’s Fatted Calf, released their first cookbook this week. Boetticher sat down with BAB’s Kate Williams to talk the ins-and-outs of butchery and book publication.
This month marks the launch of a new 13-episode TV series on PBS that definitely subscribes to the “go local” theme while highlighting the skills of some noteworthy Bay Area chefs. The San Francisco episode premieres September 14 but airs on KQED 9 Saturday September 21.
Chef Liza Shaw has worked in some of the hottest Bay Area restaurants: Redd Wood, Pizzando and A16. Now she is gearing up to open her own place near the Giants ballpark: Merigan Sub Shop.